The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time for many families. If you employ a nanny, you may be wondering what to do with your caregiver. With new laws in effect that provide paid sick and family leave as well as expanded unemployment benefits to many employees, we’ll discuss what may apply to your nanny.
We are proud to lend support to the Nanny Relief Fund, a newly-launched nonprofit organization assisting in-home caregivers in their times of need. Many nannies are especially at risk during this health crisis as they may be overlooked by traditional labor protections such as paid leave and unemployment benefits.
The recently passed CARES Act expanded unemployment insurance coverage to eligible individuals for a number of reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Legally paid nannies and other household employees could apply for extended benefits if they qualify.